Developing my own film

Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by cosmonaut, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. cosmonaut

    cosmonaut No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have just developed my first roll of B&W film. Here are a few shots from the roll. What do you think? It's a lot easier to develope than one would think. If I knew it was this easy I would have done it years ago. I used Kodak TMax. I am going to try TriX next.
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Nice work, Cosmo! Welcome to the dark side of photography! :D
     
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    If you get a chance, try processing that TriX in some Rodinal. I believe it is available again. Another film you might try is Fuji Neopan 400. Before I went completely digital, I was using the Neopan exclusively and developing it in Rodinal.

    Film developing is fun, isn't it? And not nearly as hard as it looks.
     
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    Your 3rd one has a greenish cast to it. While not distracting, you can't really call it black and white, hee hee.

    #1 is a bit too muted and without any good highlights you expect in black and white.

    My favorite is #2. The geometric destruction is very interesting and eye-catching.
     
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    Not bad for your first try, but I wouldn't have guessed it was Tmax.
    TMax is usually very contrasty and these have turned out a little flat.
    But practice makes perfect!
    Find the film thats right for you and then keep using that one for a while.
    It will really show you how you can push and pull on a single type of film to get the different effects.
    Sometimes jumping between films at the start can throw you a little, as they all have different properties.
     
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    Thanks Everyone, Your critiques will really help me. Your help is greatly appreciated.
    Cosmo
     

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